1493 – H. Schedel – Etas prima mundi IX

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Titles:           “Etas prima mundi. IX”

Description:

A woodcut showing Eve nursing Kain and Abel driven out of the Garden of Eden. Adam dressed in animal skin is hard working the soil. Verso a genealogy of Adam.

The engraving comes from the Schedel’s Nuremberg Chronicle, woodblock cutters were Michael Wolgemut and Albrecht Dürer, printed by Anton Koberger in Nuremberg, 1493.

The Nuremberg Chronicles was the first printed history of the known world with about 2000 woodcuts the most picturesque work of the early time of printing. It became one of the most popular book of the 15th. century. Latin edition.

Cartographer:      Hartmann Schedel (1440 – 1514)
Sheet size:              28,4 x 42,4 cm
Year:                        1493
Technique:            wood block

Condition:
Very good condition compare to the age, strong press on handmade paper. Attractive hand coloring.

This is an original antique map published in 1493 and NOT a modern copy or reprint

 

On your request I will provide a Certificate of Authenticity

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